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Emily's Ghost: A Novel of the Bronte Sisters

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ISBN13: 9780393338485
ISBN10: 0393338487
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Enigmatic, intelligent, and fiercely independent, Emily Brontë refuses to bow to the conventions of her day. She is distrustful of marriage, prefers freedom above all else, and walks alone at night on the moors above the isolated rural village of Haworth. But Emily's life is turned upside down by the arrival of an idealistic clergyman named William Weightman. A heart-wrenching love story, plumbs the depths of faith, longing, and romantic solitude.

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Giardina pens a lustrous, beautifully written reimagining of the Bront family and, in particular, Emily Bront's passionate engagement with life.

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"A convincing reimagining of the Brontë story, perfect for Brontë fans."--

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A captivating novel that pulls at the heartstrings.Giardina"s Emily lives with the unconventionality and passion that infuses her own Wuthering Heights. Fans of historical romance definitely will want to meet her.It is impossible to begin and not finish [Emily"s Ghost], and just as impossible to lay it aside afterward and say nothing about it.

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Denise Giardina is the author of Storming Heaven, Emily's Ghost, and Saints and Villains, which won the Boston Book Review Prize. She is an ordained deacon in the Episcopal Church and lives in Charleston, West Virginia.

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Alisha C, August 10, 2010 (view all comments by Alisha C)
Aside from each of their own published works, much of what is known of the Bronte family belongs to Charlotte. Her notes, childhood writings and biographies survive. But in this novel, Emily is given the voice and takes the lead.
Giardina’s exploration pays off with a story that is thoughtful, emotional, and engaging. The story of Emily brings new facets to her character, she is all at once likable but remains true to her darker nature and shows emotion only on her own terms. Giardina gives Emily a voice to justify her reasons for independence while remaining close to, but very different than her sister Charlotte and other women of the 19th century.
Giardina ends the story both historically truthful and tragic, while leaving doors open for more thought and possibility. Giardina remains focused on gracefully illuminating the woman capable of conceiving Wuthering Heights, while expanding upon the Emily which Charlotte only alludes, the thoughtful, resilient, and fiercely independent sister grounded in her beliefs, sometimes even against accepted woman's conventions. (excerpt from original posted at www.luxuryreading.com)
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ISBN:
9780393338485
Author:
Giardina, Denise
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
335
Dimensions:
8.32x6.20x.87 in. .63 lbs.

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Product details 335 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393338485 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Giardina pens a lustrous, beautifully written reimagining of the Bront family and, in particular, Emily Bront's passionate engagement with life.
"Synopsis" by , "A convincing reimagining of the Brontë story, perfect for Brontë fans."--
"Synopsis" by , A captivating novel that pulls at the heartstrings.Giardina"s Emily lives with the unconventionality and passion that infuses her own Wuthering Heights. Fans of historical romance definitely will want to meet her.It is impossible to begin and not finish [Emily"s Ghost], and just as impossible to lay it aside afterward and say nothing about it.
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